Camden County, Missouri

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Camden County
Camden County MO Courthouse 20160423 1916 2.jpg
Camden County Courthouse, Camdenton
Map of Missouri highlighting Camden County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Missouri
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Missouri's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°02′N92°46′W / 38.03°N 92.77°W / 38.03; -92.77
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Missouri.svg  Missouri
FoundedJanuary 29, 1841
Named for Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden
Seat Camdenton
Largest city Osage Beach
Area
  Total709 sq mi (1,840 km2)
  Land656 sq mi (1,700 km2)
  Water53 sq mi (140 km2)  7.4%
Population
 (2010)
  Total44,002
  Estimate 
(2018)
45,815
  Density62/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districts 3rd, 4th
Website www.camdenmo.org

Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 44,002. [1] Its county seat is Camdenton. [2] The county was organized on January 29, 1841 as Kinderhook County and renamed Camden County in 1843 after Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom and leader of the British Whig Party. [3] [4]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 709 square miles (1,840 km2), of which 656 square miles (1,700 km2) is land and 53 square miles (140 km2) (7.4%) is water. [5]

Adjacent counties

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Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850 2,338
1860 4,975112.8%
1870 6,10822.8%
1880 7,26619.0%
1890 10,04038.2%
1900 13,11330.6%
1910 11,582−11.7%
1920 10,474−9.6%
1930 9,142−12.7%
1940 8,971−1.9%
1950 7,861−12.4%
1960 9,11616.0%
1970 13,31546.1%
1980 20,01750.3%
1990 27,49537.4%
2000 37,05134.8%
2010 44,00218.8%
2018 (est.)45,815 [6] 4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2015 [1]

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 37,051 people, 15,779 households, and 11,297 families residing in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile (22/km2). There were 33,470 housing units at an average density of 51 per square mile (20/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.68% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Approximately 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,779 households, out of which 23.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.80% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 20.30% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 31.40% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,840, and the median income for a family was $40,695. Males had a median income of $28,020 versus $20,825 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,197. About 8.00% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Public schools

Private schools

Public libraries

Politics

Local

The Republican Party completely controls politics at the local level in Camden County. Republicans hold all of the elected positions in the county. [13]

Camden County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Marty McGuire Republican
Circuit Clerk Jo McElwee Republican
County Clerk Rowland Todd Republican
Collector Vicky Burns Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Greg Hasty Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
James Gohagan Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Don Williams Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Brian Keedy Republican
Public Administrator Nancy A. Douglas Republican
Recorder Donnie Snelling Republican
Sheriff Tony Helms Republican
Treasurer Elaine Gilley Republican

State

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 67.09%15,05029.80% 6,6863.11% 698
2012 54.91%11,98642.19% 9,2102.90% 632
2008 48.79% 10,71649.15%10,7952.06% 453
2004 61.18%11,95637.87% 7,4010.95% 184
2000 56.24%9,55541.55% 7,0592.21% 376
1996 50.25%7,38546.34% 6,8103.42% 502

Camden County is divided into two legislative districts that elect members of the Missouri House of Representatives, both of which are represented by Republicans.

Missouri House of Representatives — District 123 — Camden County (2016) [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Diane Franklin9,753100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 123 — Camden County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Diane Franklin4,173100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 123 — Camden County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Diane Franklin9,014100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 124 — Camden County (2016) [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Rocky Miller9,689100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 124 — Camden County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Rocky Miller4,853100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 124 — Camden County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Rocky Miller9,661100.00%

All of Camden County is a part of Missouri's 16th District in the Missouri Senate and is currently represented by Dan Brown (R-Rolla).

Missouri Senate — District 16 — Camden County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Dan Brown8,760100.00%

Federal

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Camden County (2016) [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Roy Blunt14,43464.36%+14.57
Democratic Jason Kander6,99531.19%-11.78
Libertarian Jonathan Dine5802.59%-4.63
Green Johnathan McFarland2080.93%+0.93
Constitution Fred Ryman2100.94%+0.94
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Camden County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Todd Akin10,88349.79%
Democratic Claire McCaskill9,39142.97%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine1,5797.22%
Write-in Write-ins40.02%

Most of Camden County is included in Missouri's 3rd Congressional District and is currently represented by Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Camden County (2016) [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer10,09875.72%-1.62
Democratic Kevin Miller2,79420.95%+2.02
Libertarian Dan Hogan3532.65%-1.08
Constitution Doanita Simmons910.68%+0.68
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Camden County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer4,82677.34%+6.90
Democratic Courtney Denton1,18118.93%-7.06
Libertarian Steven Hedrick2333.73%+0.16
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 3rd Congressional District — Camden County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer8,88970.44%
Democratic Eric C. Mayer3,28025.99%
Libertarian Steven Wilson4503.57%

Part of Camden County is included in Missouri's 4th Congressional District and is currently represented by Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri’s 4th Congressional District — Camden County (2016) [14]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler6,64276.68%+0.47
Democratic Gordon Christensen1,70519.68%-0.22
Libertarian Mark Bliss3153.64%-0.25
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Camden County (2014)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler3,40976.21%+5.42
Democratic Nate Irvin89019.90%-6.17
Libertarian Herschel L. Young1743.89%+1.66
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 4th Congressional District — Camden County (2012)
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Republican Vicky Hartzler6,17970.79%
Democratic Teresa Hensley2,27626.07%
Libertarian Thomas Holbrook1952.23%
Constitution Greg Cowan790.91%

Political culture

Camden County has long been a Republican stronghold. The last Democrat to carry the county was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932–one of only five times since 1888 that a Democrat has managed even 40 percent of the county's vote.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 74.7%16,94421.0% 4,7684.3% 968
2012 68.6%15,09229.3% 6,4582.1% 465
2008 63.4%14,07435.0% 7,7731.6% 350
2004 67.2%13,12232.3% 6,2960.5% 101
2000 60.6%10,35837.0% 6,3232.5% 418
1996 48.9%7,19037.9% 5,56613.2% 1,938
1992 38.0%5,55435.1% 5,14026.9% 3,933
1988 66.1%7,77333.4% 3,9300.5% 56
1984 72.3%8,05727.7% 3,088
1980 63.8%6,54133.3% 3,4162.8% 289
1976 52.5%4,46946.7% 3,9750.8% 66
1972 73.9%4,99626.1% 1,761
1968 61.0%3,50028.0% 1,60511.0% 633
1964 50.8%2,60749.2% 2,522
1960 66.6%3,50933.4% 1,759
1956 65.9%2,81734.1% 1,460
1952 69.3%2,78930.5% 1,2260.3% 10
1948 61.4%2,02038.4% 1,2640.2% 7
1944 68.7%2,18031.2% 9900.2% 5
1940 63.4%2,69236.5% 1,5490.1% 5
1936 54.4%2,28145.5% 1,9080.1% 6
1932 45.2% 1,49754.4%1,8010.5% 15
1928 77.4%2,08522.5% 6060.2% 4
1924 57.1%1,73239.5% 1,1963.4% 103
1920 68.0%2,27630.9% 1,0341.2% 39
1916 56.2%1,26141.4% 9302.4% 54
1912 49.1%91835.7% 66715.2% 284
1908 58.9%1,44638.9% 9552.2% 54
1904 60.2%1,46636.3% 8833.5% 85
1900 58.1%1,51141.5% 1,0780.4% 10
1896 50.4%1,32648.9% 1,2870.7% 18
1892 54.0%1,07030.4% 60215.6% 310
1888 54.0%1,05634.5% 67511.5% 225

Missouri presidential preference primary (2008)

Camden County, Missouri
2008 Republican primary in Missouri
John McCain 2,196 (33.92%)
Mike Huckabee 2,133 (32.94%)
Mitt Romney 1,843 (28.46%)
Ron Paul 194 (3.00%)
Camden County, Missouri
2008 Democratic primary in Missouri
Hillary Clinton 2,794 (57.99%)
Barack Obama 1,867 (38.75%)
John Edwards (withdrawn)129 (2.68%)
Uncommitted {{{uncommitted}}}

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Cities

Villages

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated places

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Further reading

Coordinates: 38°02′N92°46′W / 38.03°N 92.77°W / 38.03; -92.77